Swedish warship Mars discovered after 450 years


The Swedish warship Mars was the largest at the time when it sank in 1564 until being discovered in 2011 by Richard Lundgren, Ingemar Lundgren and Fredrik Skogh after a 20-year search. What makes this ship so unique is how well preserved it is.

Along with Johan Rönnby of Södertörn University in Sweden, the team has been scanning the wreck to produce 3-D reconstructions and piece them together. The project is being funded through grants from the National Geographic Society and Waitt Grants Program.

They hope through these extensive scans (that are accurate to within 2 mm) they can show the world the 197-foot long wreck that sits at the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

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